Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Another Day Of Discovery in France

                                            2000 YEARS  OF HISTORY TO CROSS
The Pont du Gard (English: bridge of the Gard) is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River[4] in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département of southern France. It is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a 50 km-long (31 mi) structure built by the Romans to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes). Because the terrain between the two points is hilly, the aqueduct – built mostly underground – took a long, winding route that crossed the gorge of the Gardon, requiring the construction of an aqueduct bridge. Built in the 1st century AD, the Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges and is the best preserved after the Aqueduct of Segovia.
                                                  City of Roman History and Contemporary Art

Les Arenes De Nimes

Maison Carrée

Maison Carrée

Side view of  Cathedral

Modern Sculpture in Downtown Nimes

Art Fountain in Nimes

I found that Nimes was a  mixture of ancient buildings and modern art,
 a city full of museums and galleries.
We visited  the Carré d'Art  Contemporary Art Museum and saw an exhibit
 of Modern French Photographers that was both fascinating and disturbing.
This city takes more than one day to see all that it has to offer,
so looks like I'll come back next time to continue my discoveries of this 2000 year old city

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